Department of Physiotherapy
The department of physiotherapy at Continental Hospitals offers excellence in rehabilitation, recovery & care to aid restoration of movement & function. Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a holistic approach to restore health and well-being of an individual, including the patient’s general lifestyle.
At Continental Hospitals, we have a highly experienced team of physiotherapists trained to addressing every kind of impairments following injury, disease or disability. The movement, strength, flexibility, endurance, function and pain of the patient is assessed and they are counselled and educated about the cause and course of the problem along with the pre-operative and post-operative regime of different surgeries are discussed with the help of visual aids and 3 D models after which the treatment is planned based on each individual need. The progress is kept in track by regular follow up till patient is functionally fit.
Our team of compassionate and dedicated nurses, state-of-the-art infrastructure, advanced operation theaters and excellent post-operative care makes Continental Hospitals one of the best hospitals for physiotherapy in Hyderabad.
At Continental Hospitals we diagnose and treat medical conditions related to the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and musculoskeletal system. Physiotherapy is often required for patients following a surgery for any of the forementioned ailments and we take into account the patient’s unique needs, abilities, and objectives of each patient and draw a customized plan for every patient.
We offer comprehensive out-patient services, available from 8 am to 8 pm with in-patient services extended 24/7.
In addition to orthotics & prosthetic services, we also have home care services on prior appointment basis.
Diseases & Conditions
The department of physiotherapy at Continental Hospitals provides excellent rehabilitation, recovery & care for a wide array of conditions as listed below:
Scope of Services
- Pain Management following musculoskeletal and neurological disorders
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation following hip, knee and shoulder replacements, spinal surgeries and post-operative orthopedic conditions
- Hand Rehabilitation following fractures, tendon injuries, tendon transfers and nerve injuries
- Neurological Rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries and neurological medical conditions
- Pediatric Rehabilitation for developmental and other neuromuscular disorder
- Geriatric Rehabilitation
- Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
- Sports Rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation following burns, plastic and reconstructive surgeries
- Obstetrics and Gynecology Physiotherapy
- Ergonomics for all professionals
- CAPPA & LAMAZE birth classes
Functional Training & Advanced Rehabilitation
- PNF Training
- Strength Training
- Vestibular Training
- Balance Training
- Fitness Training
- Gait & Stair Climbing Training
- Postural Correction Training
- Self-Care Training
- Hand Function Training
The department of physiotherapy at Continental Hospitals is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities for the early detection and diagnosis of all types orthopedic, neurological, and cardiac diseases amongst others. Diagnosis for patients requiring physiotherapy support is conducted both by the primary consultants and the team of physiotherapists based on the patient’s needs and ailments.
Our team of expert physiotherapists ensure that every patient undergoes a thorough and necessary diagnostic procedures to identify the required physiotherapy support accurately, and adequately to arrive at an appropriate rehabilitation plan to help the patient regain movement and autonomy.
The department of physiotherapy at Continental Hospitals offers excellence in rehabilitation, recovery & care to aid in restoration of movement & function for a patient.
Our inpatient services are tailor-made for patients with specific needs & ailments. Our specialist physiotherapists work closely with the primary consultants to offer specialized physiotherapy support to the patients.
Inpatient physiotherapy support is offered for patients referred by the departments of orthopedics, neurology, rheumatology, gynecology & obstetrics, pediatrics and others. Specialized support is offered for patients undergoing amputation, plastic & prosthetic procedures, having balance issues, and suffering from musculoskeletal ailments.
Our extensive list of exercise therapy offered both on inpatient & outpatient basis include:
- Exercise therapy & approaches
- Antenatal & post-natal exercises
- Balance & coordination exercises
- Breathing exercises
- Free exercises
- Medicine ball exercises
- Motor relearning program
- Quadriceps table exercises
- Shoulder rehabilitation exercise program
- Static cycling exercises
- Stretching exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Swiss ball exercises
- TheraBand exercises
Electrotherapy employs mild electrical pulses for pain reduction, improved blood circulation, tissue repair, muscle strengthening, and promoting bone growth, thereby aiding overall improvement in movement. At Continental Hospitals we offer a wide range of electrotherapy options as listed below
- Continuous passive motion
- Functional electrical nerve stimulation
- Interferential therapy
- Intermittent cervical & pelvic traction
- Hydro collator pack
- Electrical neuro muscular stimulation
- Infrared radiation therapy
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
- Wax therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Vacuum therapy
- Vibration therapy
- Laser therapy
Continental Hospitals offered expert physiotherapy techniques for delivering excellent care for patients, these include:
- Trigger Release
- Myofascial Release
- Arthritis rehabilitation: This includes training on how to manage painful, swollen and replaced joints, any devices used, exercises to increase joint strength and the range of motion.
- Assistive technology therapy: It is any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability such as wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes, crutches1, prosthetic devices, and orthotic devices.
- Back pain management: Also known as pain medicine, draws on many disciplines in science and the healing arts to systematically study pain, its prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as the rehabilitation of painful disorders. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve), might relieve acute back pain. Take these medications only as directed by your doctor.
- Brain rehabilitation: Helps patients relearn functions lost as a result of a brain injury. These might include daily activities such as eating, dressing, walking or speech.
- Breast cancer supportive therapy and survivorship: The goal is to help you feel better during and after cancer treatment. If symptoms such as pain and distress are under control, you may be more likely to be able to complete your treatments. Symptom control, such as management of pain and menopausal symptoms
- Cancer rehabilitation: Cancer rehabilitation includes a wide range of therapies designed to help you build strength and endurance, regain independence, reduce stress and maintain the energy to participate in daily activities that are important to you. It often helps patients regain strength, physical functioning, quality of life, and independence in activities of daily living (ADL) that they may have lost due to cancer or its treatment.
- Diaphragm pacing for spinal cord injury: If you’ve had a spinal cord injury and you use a mechanical ventilator, you may benefit from diaphragm pacing. Diaphragm pacing can help improve your breathing and potentially stop your dependence on a mechanical ventilator. This causes your diaphragm to contract so that air is pulled into your lungs.
- Elbow replacement surgery: During elbow replacement, a surgeon replaces your elbow with an artificial joint made from two implants that attach to the bones in your arm. A metal and plastic hinge joins the implants together. The procedure is similar to hip and knee replacements. You want a surgeon who has a lot of experience.
- Functional electrical stimulation for spinal cord injury: People who have had a spinal cord injury may benefit from functional electrical stimulation. This therapy uses computer technology to send low-level electrical impulses to specific muscles in your legs, arms, hands or other areas. The muscle activity may also help reduce muscle spasms.
- Geriatric physical therapy covers a broad area of concern regarding people as they continue the process of aging, although it commonly focuses on older adults. They devise treatment plans involving exercise, manipulation, and other modalities to reduce pain, increase a patient’s ability to function or heal an injury.
- Golf injury rehabilitation for repetitive motion injuries, back and neck pain, muscle strains, joint sprains, and other golf injuries are common among golfers. Our sports performance coaches offer relief, recovery, injury prevention, and performance improvements.
- Hand therapy: A hand therapist is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who, through advanced study and experience, specializes in treating individuals with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremity. A qualified hand therapist can evaluate and treat any problem related to the upper extremity. Hand therapy helps patients with a variety of disorders and injuries of the hand, arm, wrist, and fingers to return to work and a more active lifestyle.
- Hip replacement: It is a procedure in which a doctor surgically removes a painful hip joint with arthritis and replaces it with an artificial joint often made from metal and plastic components. It usually is done when all other treatment options have failed to provide adequate pain relief.
- Knee replacement: In a knee replacement procedure, your surgeon removes the damaged joint surface and replaces it with a metal and plastic implant. A total knee replacement is major surgery, and deciding to have the surgery done is a big decision and you will need medical services available at Continental.
- Locomotor training: For spinal cord injury is a type of therapy to help improve and recover your walking movement through challenged practice and lower extremity weight-bearing. It is an activity-based therapy.
- Manual therapy: This is primarily used to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability; it mostly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization, and joint manipulation. It involves restoring mobility to stiff joints and reducing muscle tension to return the patient to more natural movement without pain. Soft tissue works, including massage, which applies pressure to the soft tissues of the body such as the muscles.
- Neck pain management: Physical therapy provides a structured, supervised program that guides patients to return to full activity. It can benefit patients who perform better in such an environment and/or who have a significant range of motion deficits on presentation. The general exercise regimen may include stretching, strengthening and endurance and coordination.
- Orthopedic therapy: This is a specialized area of physiotherapy for the management of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, based on clinical reasoning, using highly specific treatment approaches including manual techniques and therapeutic exercises. Therapists can use their hands to isolate the specific tissue or joint that is causing the patient’s symptoms. The hands provide information that no other assessment tool can replicate.
- Osteoporosis rehabilitation: Your physician may refer you to physical therapy because of your osteoporosis diagnosis. The role of the physical therapist is to help you learn ways to protect yourself from fracture, manage musculoskeletal pain problems if present, help you restore mobility and confidence in mobility and function, and instruct you in an exercise program specific to your needs.
- Palliative care: Palliative care deals with bringing relief to patients with severe pain on account of illness, no matter what the stage of illness is. This is generally required in cases of Cancer, blood and bone marrow disorders, heart disease, cystic fibrosis, dementia, liver disease, kidney failure, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease.
- Pediatric cervical spine surgery: A solution to children who have injuries or abnormalities since birth in the neck region of the spine. It is very rare and generally found in children with Down syndrome, Klippel-Feil syndrome or bone disorders.
- Pediatric rehabilitation: This is done after an accident or injury and aims to maximize the restoration of the child’s functioning. This is generally a prolonged service and involves the participation of family members and caregivers.
- Physical therapy for lymphedema: Lymphedema is a condition of the lymph nodes that affects the extremities causing them to swell. Physiotherapy is the immediate action in this case involving manual lymphatic draining, massage, and exercise.
- Platelet-rich plasma injections: In plasma rich therapy, the patient’s plasma (a protein-rich component of the blood) is injected into the bloodstream to speed up recovery of the injured tendon, ligaments, muscles, and joints. Blood is drawn from a patient and run through a centrifuge machine to get a concentration of the plasma, which is then injected near the injured part to speed up healing.
- Pulmonary rehabilitation: A method to improve lung function by exercising them to give relief and improved living to patients suffering from lung diseases like COPD or pulmonary fibrosis. Dominantly executed by therapists it involves doctors, nurses, caregivers, and family members.
- Regenerative medicine therapy: It is the process of replacing or regenerating human cells to restore body functions, either by replacing body tissue by cultivating it outside the body or by stimulating the body’s healing mechanism.
- Running evaluation: This involves analyzing the running mechanism of a patient suffering from any relevant disease. Making corrections to the wrong ones can improve the longevity and performance of the joints.
- Sexuality and fertility management after spinal cord injury: Spinal cord injury may impair sexual health. However, it must be borne in mind that it can be restored and one needs to approach a specialist.
- Spasticity management for spinal cord injury: Spasticity is generally found in patients suffering from stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, and spinal cord injury (SCI) and involves prolonged contraction of muscles. It develops later on and needs to be attended over a length of time.
- Spasticity therapy: When spasticity impairs the normal function of an organ, it must be treated with either medicine or with exercises and devices like braces, splints, casts and the like.
- Spinal cord injury rehabilitation: Occurs after accident or injury and requires exercises and medication to restore normal function of the part affected by the spine.
- Sports rehabilitation: Involves a multi-disciplinary team that diagnoses and. Treats a condition inflicted on a sportsperson and restore hum to the game.
- Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections: Very often it is advisable to use ultrasound or any other imaging technique to guide the physician with injecting the medicine in the exact location.
- Upper extremity functional restoration for spinal cord injury: shoulders, arms, forearms, wrists, and hands are upper extremities and they need to be restored if their functioning gets impaired due to an accident or injury.
- Vestibular rehabilitation: An exercise-based regime, developed by a specialty-trained vestibular physiotherapist, to improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness.
- Work rehabilitation: A multi-disciplinary rehabilitation in terms of the variety of interventions, its sole objective is to restore the patient to his original work, which may have been impaired because of disease or injury.
- Wound care: A multi-pronged approach to achieve an accelerated healing of a wound.
- Wrist fracture treatment: Treatment of any bone in the wrist is available by varied means like immobilization, medication, therapy, and surgery.
- Amputation rehabilitation: This comes into play after amputation surgery which involves the loss of a limb. IT helps in dealing with pain, phantom pain, assistance with fitting an artificial limb, muscle strengthening exercises, use of any devices besides emotional support and diet regulation.
Technology & Facilities
The department of physiotherapy at Continental Hospitals is known as one of the best hospitals for physiotherapy in Hyderabad, because of the excellent infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities. We remain steadfast in our commitment to provide, prevent, and improve neurological care for every single one of our patients.
Continental Hospitals has consistently set a benchmark for the highest standards of physiotherapy care with both conventional equipment such as ramps, resistance exercise bands, exercise balls, and a posture mirror; and state-of-the-art equipment such as the Exos Robots and deploying virtual reality.
In addition to technology, the department of physiotherapy at Continental Hospitals is imbued with a philosophy of excellence and empathy. Each patient is treated with compassion and comprehensively. They are equal partners in their rehabilitation and are given complete information on the course of treatment planned.
Constant communication with the patient checks the progress of the plan, which if not as envisaged is modified to bear the best results.
Continental Hospitals is one of the best hospitals in India for physiotherapy with an expert panel of physiotherapists and physio assistants. We are renowned for our superior patient care and excellent patient outcomes as it remains our everyday endeavor to deliver world-class physiotherapy care for every single patient.
Our expert panel of physiotherapists include:
Dr Srinivas Reddy Pesaru
BPT, MPT (Sports Medicine), MBA, PG Diploma (Hospital Administration)
HOD - Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Dr Amruth Raj M
MBA, MPT(Orthopedics), BPT
Sr Consultant - Physiotherapy
Dr Ranjith Kumar Anberi
Consultant - Physiotherapy
Dr P Aishwarya Rani
MPT (Musculoskeletal & Sports), BPT
Consultant - Physiotherapy
Dr Shravya Devineni
Consultant - Physiotherapy (Neuro Rehabilitation)
What does a physiotherapist do?
A physiotherapist helps restore movement, function, and strength to the areas of the musculoskeletal system that are affected by injury, illness, disability, or trauma. Physiotherapists also help improve strength & dexterity of the musculoskeletal system and thereby prevent future injuries.
What treatment is given in physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists largely provide treatment via exercise, strengthening, massages, occupational therapies to help overcome injuries and improve functionality of the joints or muscles.
What are the 5 types of physiotherapy?
Neurological physiotherapy, geriatric physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, women-specific or gynecological physiotherapy, sports physiotherapy – are some of the common types of physiotherapies available.